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    Default First AND last case of ... NITS :(

    Ugh DD brought home Nits last night.. As a hairdresser by trade you can understand how horribly mortified I was!!! I actually cried! The first 2 days pf this week starting back at school ive been late so forgot to use the water spray that has oils in it to keep them away, and i think thats what stressed me out the most!! last night I washed her hair with shampoo, bi carb, lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus oil then POURED olive oil over it to suffocate them, put it up in a bun, shower cap and then she has had her hair combed through with the nit comb twice by daddy as he is anal and I thought I was going to vomit whilst doing. I woke up several time during the night as I even dreamt about it!!! We're in the process of cleaning as DH was in the shower and found one still alive!!!!

    Any stories to make me not feel so bad? I was a mess last night


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    Relax
    They're just nits, it probably wont be the last time your child gets them,

    Kids get these things,
    Treat them definitely but no need to freak out.


    Eta want to share what oils you use?

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    10 drops each of tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender. It has kept them away for over a year, I just let my guard down and now I feel like a failure... Ergh


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    Honestly I think nits are something that really can't be avoided. DS has had them, and passed them on to me. I treated and treated his hair, to no avail. So I shaved all his hair off (which I of course don't expect you to do with girls!).

    I had nits countless times at primary school, no matter how short, clean, treated etc my hair was.

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    really?? a failure??
    over nits?

    they do not bother me that much.
    we have had them twice and i have not felt like a failure or vomitted...
    i think you need to relax hun.

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    I never had nits as a kid and I had very long (past my bottom) thick thick hair. Then... After being teacher for almost 15 years never got them UNTIL last year. And I teach upper primary so not like the close contact with little kids.
    I was mortified!!!! So sharing my story because I was so mortified! In the middle of the day I made my boss let me leave to wash my hair. I then did nit treatments like every week for months. DH even bought new bedding and everything!!! So I was shamed and felt disgusting. I was as mortified as you sound!!!!
    Ugh. Horrible feeling.

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    Nits will happen. I got them again this year from Playgroup (I think).

    Wash hair, oil hair, wash bedding, restart.

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    Oh nits are horrid! I'm 24 and I keep getting them from my little sister and nieces and nephews! Drives me crazy I get so paranoid!! Just reading this thread makes me want to treat my hair lol

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    Nits are not a reflection of poor hygiene or bad parenting - not treating your child is.

    My kids get nits, we treat them and move on. I used to notify the school very time but no longer bother to do even that - no one else seems to.

    We spray each day and check for nits every Friday night

    Its just part of childhood now these day it seems

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    meh ... I'm a teacher and I've lost track of how many times students have shared nits with me over the years ... when DS1 was tiny I even shared them to him ... sigh .. not easy to treat on a one year old!!!

    They dont bother me ... yes they are icky .. YES you need to treat them (repeatedly .. because they are sneaky!) but its not a reflection on your parenting .. they happen to everyone - kids hug .. kids touch heads in the playground - some kids share / tease each other by taking hats ...

    I'm lucky - having two boys, they dont hug as much as girls .. lol - and they always have short hair .. so the contact is lower .. but it still happens.

    Dont stress about it - just let the teacher know so a note can go home - if ALL parents are vigilant about communication with the staff, and treatment the nits dont spread as quickly

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